Car reverses into supermarket window

A car has reversed into a supermarket window this afternoon in Lancing.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 4:37 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:57 am
CAR INTO LANCING ASDA. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Police, an ambulance, and a fire crew attended the scene around 1.55pm at Asda in South Street, where a vehicle was found to have reversed into the window near the front entrance.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue service said a man and a woman, believed to be in their 80s, were in the car when the incident occurred. There were also two young girls accompanying the couple, but it is unknown if they were in the car.

According to the fire service spokesman, the man, who was driving, had accidentally placed his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake when reversing out of the car park, and had gone onto the curb and hit the window.

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The spokesman said the woman was believed to have minor neck injuries. She was placed on a stretcher and taken into an ambulance by paramedics.

The vehicle and window are damaged beyond repair.

No other injuries have been reported. The store remains open at this time.

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CAR INTO LANCING ASDA. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

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